Question: Can I wait to activate a new iPhone?
I ordered an iPhone 8+ online for my son and picked up the phone at the Apple Store. Throughout the pickup process, the salesperson and I talked at great length about this phone's being a Christmas gift and how the 8 and X would be huge holiday sellers. (They're certainly being marketed as such!) As I was leaving the store he chased me down to say, "Don't forget -- the old phone will deactivate in 30 days, on December 7." WHAT? Had I known that I would've waited another month to purchase the phone. Why does this happen? If I purchase a phone outright, I should be able to never activate it if I choose to. So why should I be told I have a limited time to activate? And are people aware that their Christmas gifts purchased early (in order to prevent a sold-out situation) must now become a Thanksgiving gift? Is this only true for Verizon? Or all carriers? Apple sent me to Verizon who sent me back to Apple. But they both said nothing could be done. Anyone else have this issue? Any thoughts on what can be done? Thanks!
iPhone 8 Plus